If you could make a difference without losing yourself?
You see how the world can be and what you can do to make that happen. You know that it includes…
Serving the Higher Good
You’re determined to make it happen and you don’t let anything get in your way… not even the burdens of your past.
You know they’re there, you just don’t let them stop you.
You see more than others do.
You have a sense of what’s right and what’s wrong.
You have made, and do make, the hard decisions.
You show up even if no one else does and you find yourself filling in the gaps that other people leave.
You do your best not to judge people but too often you feel like you’re the one who lives up to what you say more than those around you.
You’re pretty good at rationalizing why they’re like that and why you’re the one who can take care of it.
There are times when you feel stressed confronting an unpleasant situation.
It’s not always clear how or why things get in your way.
You’re very comfortable giving it your all but you’re often uncomfortable taking time off for yourself.
In fact, it’s rare for you to schedule a time to be nurtured or to luxuriate in just doing nothing.
You feel worried because your body is giving you signs that something might not be totally OK.
You may experience aches and pains, you’re holding onto weight, or have low energy.
Maybe you just don’t get enough rest.
You may even struggle to eat or drink in a way that you know makes you healthy because sometimes you just need to reduce your stress.
And now, you’re ready to learn how to make your impact on the world while you live with more ease.
The Key To Mastery
At first, it may seem daunting to learn how to master all the people, conditions, and events in your life.
In fact, trying to solve, strategize, and optimize everything is why you’re feeling the way you do right now.
You’ve been giving it your best and you’re paying the price.
You know in your deepest self that there’s got to be a better way.
You’re ready to shed the heaviness of your past.
And there’s a simple way to transform what feels like enemies into allies.
Because fortunately, you have a superpower.
You don’t know this because no one has ever told you before.
You see, it all starts with the stories you have…
about yourself, your world, and your place in it.
You may not even realize that you have these stories.
You think this is just ‘how things are.’
Your superpower is hidden in plain sight…
It’s your ability to create and believe your stories.
And, it may surprise you to learn that you are the only one who actually gets to choose what’s true for you and about you.
That’s not what most people believe and it’s not what you’ve been told.
Not to worry.
This isn’t about positivity-washing or spiritual bypassing.
The most important thing to know is, that it’s not as simple as just ‘deciding’ to tell yourself different stories.
You need to become the conscious author of your stories.
What Gets Better
When you are the conscious author of your stories you will…
Dissolve fear and worry
Create more clarity and confidence
Enjoy more productive and effective teams
Resolve difficult conversations with ease
Have fewer difficult people in your life
Feel less stress every day
Revel in your body feeling better
Savor greater ease in your personal relationships
Luxuriate in improved health and self-care
Eliminate blame, shame, and judgment
Free yourself from having to strategize and solve as many problems
Seeing With New Eyes
You’re going to need a new way of seeing your old ways of being.
These Foundational Principles are the keys to that new way of seeing.
As you read them, notice any resistance, rejection, or even criticism that comes up.
They are signs that your worldview is being challenged.
And that’s a great place to start.
First Principle: who you believe are and what you believe about the world are stories.
Second Principle: all stories are made up.
Third Principle: you’re the only one with the power to choose what’s in your stories.
Fourth Principle: your limiting stories are all here to cushion your wounds from further pain.
Fifth Principle: the smarter you are, the more effectively you will have designed, installed, and camouflaged your stories.
Sixth Principle: you’re not here to correct or reject your painful stories.
Seventh Principle: you’re here to digest your stories, receive their nourishment, and release the rest.
With these seven principles in mind, you’re ready to learn just what this transformative journey entails.
It begins by venturing into the extraordinary landscape that exists within you.
Lead With Self-Love
Your inner world is an inspiring and beautiful landscape much like an untamed, pristine wilderness.
So sure, there are some steep cliffs, icy-cold rivers, and patches of thorny brambles.
There are also magnificent valleys, glorious starlit night skies, and sun-drenched meadows.
It’s all an expression of you and it’s time to visit your own inner wonders.
I’ve mapped out a pathway that makes it possible for you to do just that so you can make a difference without losing yourself.
I. Envision: See yourself with new eyes
II. Embody: Choose how you wish to be
III. Emerge: Celebrate freedom and mastery
All together, completing the nine steps listed below makes it possible for you to master your stories, thoughts, feelings, … and your life.
#1 Energized Mindset
• Dissolve doubt, strengthen belief
#2 Core Intimacy
• Clear confusion, create confidence
#3 Inner Authority
• Release misdirection, refine guidance
#4 Helpful Guides
• Resolve disconnection, identify origins
#5 Empowered Emotion
• Heal rejection, find acceptance
#6 Positive Attention
• End chaos, embrace harmony
#7 Unexpected Ally
• Relieve anxiousness, experience ease
# 8 Inner Wisdom
• Reconcile fragmentation, restore wholeness
#9 Joyful Living
• Escape limitation, live meaningfully
Our Journey Starts Here
As a visionary leader, you’re already making the world a better place.
And if you’ve gotten this far, you know that you’re ready to be nourished and nurtured by your life.
This process makes it possible for you to do just that.
What Is A Visionary Leader?
You have a unique point of view of the world.
You understand that you have something to offer and you want to make that happen.
You’re willing to rise up, speak out, and take a stand in ways that most people aren’t.
You’re also willing to disrupt the status quo and risk being different.
You have the skills, talents, experience, and education you need to create the change you know you’re here to make.
As a Visionary Leader, you’re dedicated and passionate.
You’ll go the extra mile to see your vision through to completion.
However, sometimes things get in your way and you’re not always sure how or why.
You know that you’ve got stuff to work on and you do.
You also know that others don’t always give as much as you do.
By following the path I’ve laid out, you’ll find yourself letting go of excess baggage that’s been weighing you down.
You’ll refine and clarify your perception of what gets in your way and what causes stress, fear, and pain.
And, you’ll master the strategies for dissolving those barriers, even the ones that look like other people, events, and conditions.
All while restoring and strengthening your energy and resilience.
Who Am I?
I’m the author of Love Lies Beneath: How reclaiming my Soul through Story became the secret to healing my Heart and the creator and host of the podcast, Love Lies Beneath.
I’ve been living in the land of Story for nearly 30 years as a professional storyteller and transformational coach.
I hear the stories of the uncelebrated parts of you and
I advocate for the beautiful and brilliant Original Self that I already know is within you.
It’s my life’s purpose to bring the awareness of the power of Story to as many people as possible.
Here’s what I know to be true…
You already have everything you need within you.
You are exactly where you need to be right now.
If You’re Ready…
Now is the best time to begin.
And I want you to know, this isn’t about ‘fixing’ yourself because you’re not broken.
This is about remembering who you truly are and how to find your way back home to yourself.
If you’d like to chat to learn more, I’m available for a Virtual Coffee Date .
Zette Harbour is a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Ms. Harbour is also a Certified Brain Health Coach with Amen University. Additionally, she is trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
As a professional traditional storyteller, Zette has performed widely for audiences and her recordings have been aired on NPR as well as local stations. Her self-produced CD of world folktales, Story Harbour, Vol. 1 is the recipient of 5 awards.